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Seeds of the Kingdom: Spring Gathering 2015

March 13-15, 2015 in Barnesville, Ohio

And Jesus said, “With what can we compare the kingdom of God, or what parable shall we use for it? It is like a grain of mustard seed, which, when sown on the ground, is the smallest of all the seeds on earth, yet when it is sown it grows up and becomes larger than all the garden plants and puts out large branches, so that the birds of the air can make nests in its shade.” – Mark 4:30-32

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Have you ever felt alone in your search for depth, meaning, and purpose in life? Do you sense the Spirit calling you to a deeper, more adventurous way of living? Are you seeking a community that supports you in being true to your deepest calling? There’s a place for you here.

Friends of Jesus Spring Gathering 2015: Seeds of the Kingdom

This March 13-15, the Friends of Jesus Fellowship is gathering in Barnesville, Ohio to explore what it means to allow the kingdom of God to truly come alive among us. How can we uncover what it is the Spirit is asking of us? Where are the tools that God has given us to be faithful? What part does each of us have to play in building up a love-centered community in the midst of Empire?

The seeds of truth, love, power are scattered everywhere. This spring, we’ll discover community and explore how we can support one another. We’ll tend the seeds of life, and learn how to bless our neighborhoods with Christ-like character and love.

Does this sound like the place for you and your tribe? We hope you’ll join us.

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Schedule for 2015 Spring Gathering

Friends of Jesus Spring Gathering 2015: Seeds of the Kingdom

March 13-15, 2015 in Barnesville, Ohio

And Jesus said, “With what can we compare the kingdom of God, or what parable shall we use for it? It is like a grain of mustard seed, which, when sown on the ground, is the smallest of all the seeds on earth, yet when it is sown it grows up and becomes larger than all the garden plants and puts out large branches, so that the birds of the air can make nests in its shade.” – Mark 4:30-32

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Friday

4:00 – Registration begins
6:00 – Dinner
7:30 – Welcome and introductions
8:00 – Worship and evening program: “What is the kingdom?”
9:00 – Snacks and chats

Saturday

8:00 – Breakfast
9:00 – Bible Study
9:30 – Seeds of the Kingdom: Exploring our Spiritual Gifts
10:45 – Break
11:00 – Seeds of the Kingdom: Leadings and Callings
12:15 – Lunch
1:00 – Free time
3:00 – Seeds of the Kingdom: Our Work in the World
5:30 – Break
6:00 – Dinner
7:30 – Worship
9:00 – Snacks and chats

Sunday

8:00 – Breakfast
9:00 – Farewell & Commissioning
10:00 – Clean-up
10:30 – Optional worship with Stillwater
11:30 – Packed lunch provided

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Schedule for Friends of Jesus Fellowship’s Fall Gathering 2014

October 10-12, 2014 in Barnesville, Ohio

And Jesus came and said to them, “All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me. Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them into the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, and teaching them to obey everything that I have commanded you. And remember, I am with you always, to the end of the age.” Matthew 28:18-20

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Friday, 10/10:


4:00 Arrivals and set-up
6:00 Welcome and dinner
7:30 Evening program and worship
9:00 Snacks & chats

Saturday 10/11:


8:00 Breakfast
9:00 Singing and worship
10:00 Morning session
12:00 Lunch
1:00 Free time
3:00 Afternoon session
5:00 Break
6:00 Dinner
7:30 Evening program and worship

Sunday, 10/12:


8:00 Breakfast
9:00 Closing session
10:30 Worship at Stillwater
12:00 Take-down and clean up

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Go and Make Disciples!

Friends of Jesus Fellowship Fall Gathering

October 10-12, 2014 in Barnesville, Ohio

And Jesus came and said to them, “All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me. Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them into the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, and teaching them to obey everything that I have commanded you. And remember, I am with you always, to the end of the age.” Matthew 28:18-20

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What does it really mean to make disciples. How do we go about it, in practical terms? What kind of support and preparation will we require as we seek to be faithful? Who are the women and men who will walk with us along the way?

This fall, Friends of Jesus Fellowship invites you to explore what it could mean to live such a life of radical discipleship in community.

As Jesus calls us into this journey, he is drawing us together. We hope you’ll join us as we break bread, share worship, pray with one another, and receive practical teaching on how we can move forward as disciples of Jesus Christ in our local contexts.

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The full schedule for the weekend is now online. Carpooling is available.
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Have questions? Email us at contact@dcmetro.fojf.org

Schedule for FOJF Fall Gathering 2013

Held at the William Penn House, Washington, DC, October 4th-6th, 2013

“Who do you say I am?” (Matthew 16:15)

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Friday:

6:00-7:15 – Dinner

7:15-8:00 – Icebreaker & Intros

8:00-9:00 – Worship

Saturday:

8:00-9:00 – Breakfast

9:00-9:30 – Singing

9:30-10:15 – Bible Study

10:15-11:00 – Small Groups – “What has been your experience of Jesus? Who do you say that he is?”

11:00-11:45 – Report-backs on small group discussion

12:00-1:00 – Lunch

1:00-3:00 – Discussion: “What does our life as local groups, and as a fellowship, say about who Jesus is? Where are we at, and where do we need to go?”

3:00-6:00 Free Time / Outing to DC sights

6:00-7:00 – Dinner

7:00-9:00 – Evening Program, with Prepared Message & Music “Who do you say that I am? (Mark 8)”

9:00-? – Snacks & Chats

Sunday:

8:00-9:00 – Breakfast

9:00-10:00 – Wrap up (Check outs)

10:00-? – Closing Worship

Lunch and Goodbyes

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